Extradited Eritrean wrong man say judges

Carpenter released by Palermo court

(ANSA) - Palermo, July 12 - An Eritrean man arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy on charges of running one of the largest human trafficking gangs in Africa is the wrong man, a Palermo court said Friday.
    The man in the dock is not alleged trafficking kingpin Mered Medhanie Yedhego but actually Medhanie Tesfamariam Bere, a carpenter who is also involved in migrant trafficking and who has been sentenced to five years for abetting trafficking, the judges said.
    The court ordered Bere, who has spent three years in custody during the trial, to be released.
    The case has gained international headlines.